Mallards Lead South Division to Victory

Mallards Lead South Division to Victory

South Stars top North, 2-1

Madison, Wis. –  The South Division defeated the North Division 2-1 in the 2018 Northwoods League All-Star Game in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Tuesday night. The Mallards had a league-leading eight players featured in the game and a handful of them made strong contributions in the victory. Mallards outfielder Jake Randa(NW Florida State) collected a pair of doubles and knocked in the game’s first run in the sixth inning. Mallards hitters combined to go 3-for-10 at the plate and Madison pitchers worked 1.2 innings and did not allow a single hit.


Mallards in Action

  • Second baseman Trevor Schwecke (UW-Milwaukee) went 1-for-3 at the plate and drew a walk while also scoring one of the South Division’s two runs
  • Outfielder Drew Campbell (Louisville) was hitless through his two plate appearances
  • Jake Randa led the South side with two-hits and collected one of only three RBIs in the ballgame.
  • David Vinsky (Northwood) saw one plate appearance but did not reach base. Vinsky contributed to two outs in the field. The South Division did not make a single error in the game.
  • Tyler Plantier (Richmond) was hitless against the North’s best pitchers but added an assist in the field
  • Carson Ragsdale (South Florida) and Trace Norkus(North Florida) both worked 0.2 scoreless frames, Norkus tallied one strikeout
  • Dalton Wiggins (Marietta) came in to get the game’s final out in the top of the ninth inning, inducing a lineout to end the ballgame and earn the save.

Next Up

The Mallards will return to the Duck Pond after the All-Star break on July 26 to take on the Rockford Rivets at 7:05 PM. Gates will open at 5:30 PM and the game will feature Animart Bark in the Park with Madison Veterinary Specialists Dog Toy giveaway. For tickets and more information visit Make sure to catch every Mallards game on The Zone, 1670 AM and 96.7 FM.




The Madison Mallards are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. The 23-year-old summer collegiate league is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 20 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 170 former Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champion Ben Zobrist (CHC) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (BOS), Jordan Zimmermann (DET), Curtis Granderson (NYM) and Lucas Duda (NYM).  All league games are viewable live via theNorthwoods League portal. For more information, or download the new Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play and set the Mallards as your favorite team.